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Jacob Beeson Blair

  • Birth 11 Apr 1821 Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 12 Feb 1901 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Memorial ID 6416280

U.S. Congressman. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1844, was a lawyer in private practice and was prosecuting attorney Ritchie County, West Virginia. In 1861, he was elected as a Unionist from Virginia to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative John S. Carlile, elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress, serving until 1865. After his term, he was United States Minister to Costa Rica, (1868-73) and associate justice of the supreme court of Wyoming, (1876-88). Moving to Utah, he was probate judge for Salt Lake County, (1892-95) and Surveyor General of Utah, (1897-1901). He died in Salt Lake City, Utah, at age 79.

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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough "K"
  • Added: 14 May 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6416280
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Beeson Blair (11 Apr 1821–12 Feb 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6416280, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .